Phoenix hopes to score touchdown with another Super Bowl push
PHOENIX — Phoenix wants another Super Bowl and the city is making a push to host its fourth.
“The city of Phoenix is excited at the possibility of Arizona hosting a fourth Super Bowl,” said Roxann Favors, the city’s major special events administrator.
“Phoenix has a proven track record of successfully hosting large-scale major sporting events and providing a world-class event environment.
“The city of Phoenix looks forward to supporting the efforts for Arizona to be considered as the destination for the 2023 Super Bowl and creating positive memorable experiences once again.”
The Phoenix City Council was scheduled to meet Wednesday to consider a resolution to express support and authorize the city’s host Super Bowl Committee to bid for the 2023 National Football League Super Bowl, Pro Bowl games and related events.
The NFL was looking to pick Super Bowl sites for not only 2023, but years after that.
Although the game would be played in Glendale, the city said it was ready to provide a “dedicated citywide liaison, street transportation and traffic coordination, public safety support and emergency preparedness services at no cost, and use of certain city-controlled venues at no cost for official NFL events” and related activities.
Major Super Bowl-related events would be held in Phoenix.
In 2015, Phoenix hosted Super Bowl events downtown. Super Bowl Central attracted more than 1 million visitors across a 12-block outdoor fan area, featuring free family-friendly concerts and football themed activities leading up to the big game.
The NFL Experience, Super Bowl Media Center, NFL Honors, the Tonight Show and a wide range of other activities were held at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Super Bowls can be big revenue generators.
A study by Arizona State University found the 2015 Super Bowl had a $720 million economic impact on Arizona.
This season’s Super Bowl in the Twin Cities raised more than $50 million.